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Information Systems Strategy Triangle – For Zara: IT for Fast Fashion Step 1: Create lists of case details that fit each side of the triangle. Step 2: Then look at each item and think about how that item affects the other sides of the triangle. Step 3: Take a look at the industry. Make a list of triangle attributes you find. Compare the industry items with the case company items.

Step 1: Create lists of case details that fit each side of the triangle. Step 2: Then look at each item and think about how that item affects the other sides of the triangle. Step 3: Take a look at the industry. Make a list of triangle attributes you find. Compare the industry items with the case company items.

Information Strategy
Information Strategy
Organizational Strategy
Organizational Strategy
Business Strategy
Business Strategy

Business Strategy Elements| Organizational Strategy Elements| Information Strategy Elements| Respond quickly to changing fashions. Products are made to be used in a limited way.| Standardized business processes Ex: ordering process, recording sales, inventory selection | Simple in-store infrastructure. Ex: Unconnected POS, dial-up to transmit day-end transactions, PDA’s to communicate with designers| Location of store is important.| Talented store managers and commercials. | Highly automated back of house processes. Ex: auto-tagging , auto-inventory replenishing/supply | Decentralized decision making for store inventory| IT shop has multiple strengths from old POS skills to PDA programming knowledge| | Demand driven business; no forecasting is involved| Human judgment is necessary (in-store decisions)| | | | |

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Impacts between the elements:
* Technology enables the highly automated back end to flex to meet the demands of the customer’s fashion taste. * Human judgment is needed to ensure that the process of inventory and ordering is smooth. * Simple in-store infrastructure allows...
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